Trump: Comey lied under oath

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems make history, and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries Pawlenty loses comeback bid in Minnesota Establishment-backed Vukmir wins Wisconsin GOP Senate primary MORE on Sunday accused former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyOmarosa is case of false friend dilemma with few legal options John Brennan rips Trump on Twitter about what it means to be 'presidential' Is the ‘Ferguson Effect’ to blame for the carnage in Chicago? MORE of lying under oath during questioning about anonymous sources.

“Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to [Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyOvernight Health Care: Lawsuit challenges Arkansas Medicaid work requirements | CVS program targets high-cost drugs | Google parent invests in ObamaCare startup Oscar Archivist rejects Democrats' demand for Kavanaugh documents Kavanaugh recommended against Clinton indictment in 1998: report MORE (R-Iowa)] when asked ‘have you ever been an anonymous source...or known someone else to be an anonymous source...?’” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“He said strongly ‘never, no.’ He lied as shown clearly on @foxandfriends.” 

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Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSwalwell: I would have fired Strzok too Omarosa: Trump calls Education chief 'Ditzy' DeVos Ex-Reagan official: If Mueller had nothing, Trump 'would ignore him' MORE said Friday that he fired McCabe, accusing the bureau’s No. 2 official of leaking information to the media and deceiving congressional investigators. The dismissal has roiled Washington, D.C., and a senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee called for a hearing over the White House's attacks on the Department of Justice and the FBI.

Trump fired Comey last May in a move that triggered the appointment of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE to investigate Russia's election meddling and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Comey told a Senate panel last year that shortly after he was dismissed, he authorized "a close friend" to leak the contents of a memo to the press in order to prompt a special counsel investigation.

"I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter," Comey said. "I didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel."

Comey also told senators that Trump repeatedly tried to influence the FBI’s investigation into Russia's election interference. 

He detailed multiple contacts with Trump, including a White House dinner during which Comey said Trump told him that he needed and expected his loyalty.